Art Shay is an internationally renown photographer. Art Shay was born in the Bronx, New York in the year 1922. Shay has taken pictures of many presidents and celebrities including John F. Kennedy, Hugh Hefner, and the Rat Pack.
The artist served in the United States Air Force during World War II.
Shay worked as writer for Life magazine at beginning of his career. Soon he became a free lance photographer for many national magazines including Life, Time, and Sports Illustrated.
The artist has published more than 70 books of his photography. One book Shay also wrote was made for children using his own photography.
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Below a link to the website of the artist:
In 2017 Art Shay was a Lucie Awards Honoree and given a lifetime achievement award. Below a short clip featuring many works by the artist:
Works by Art Shay can be found in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Portrait Gallery located in Washington D.C.
Art Shay has captured so many important times and people of the history of the United States. My favorite works are those that involve the never changing mind of children. His work titled “Backyard Olympics” is a great example of his creativity at capturing a scene duplicated the world over.